Omi excited about Shaggy & Friends
It will be the first time Omi and En Vogue will appear on a Jamaican stage when they join a host of other top-flight recording artistes for the January 2 staging of the Shaggy & Friends Concert.
Omi and En Vogue will be part of an entertainment package that includes Shaggy, Beenie Man, Popcaan, Ding Dong, Inner Circle, Bugle, Nelly, Ashanti and many more.
Notwithstanding having performed in many places around the world so far, Omi remains excited about being able to hit the stage in the land of his birth. "Boy, being able to come home and hit the stage is exciting I can't imagine what that will feel like and it will be even more special because of the event. I couldn't ask for a better place than the Shaggy & Friends concert to have my first performance in Jamaica since Cheerleader topped the charts," Omi continued.
The American all-girl R&B group, En Vogue, which was formed in 1989 and is known for hits like Hold On, My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It), Give Him Something He Can Feel, Free Your Mind and Don't Let Go, is also excited.
"We've heard nothing but exciting things about Jamaica, and we're ready to put on a great show. The cause is near to all of us, and we would easily jump at the chance to help raise funds and awareness for the hospital to better care for its vulnerable patients," the group said.
The fifth staging of the Shaggy & Friends concert is set to be its biggest yet. Supported by their partnership with media giant iHeart Radio, the awareness will be shared to millions across the United States.
Set for the lawns of Jamaica House, the event has four categories - Diamond ($35,000), Platinum ($23,000), Gold ($12,500), and Silver ($6,500). Tickets for the event are available islandwide. Kids' tickets for the gold section cost $6,500 while kids' tickets for the silver section are $3,250. For more information, call 812-9870 (Flow) or 456-8848 (Digicel).